Mayan Sites in Belize
The tours below, in distinct ways, offer the magnificence and splendor of the amazing Mayan Civilization. Caracol, in particular, is considered by experts and archeologists to be the most significant Mayan monument standing and is in our back yard with relatively easy access for a visit
Caracol and Rio Frio Cave
Caracol is the most significant Mayan site. Caracol became one of the most important city states of the Classic Period in the Maya Lowland region. (Caracol defeated both Tikal and Naranjo in major wars and the architecture of Tikal mimics that of Caracol after Tikal’s defeat by Caracol.) If you’re in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of Belize’s Cayo district, the Rio Frio Cave is one you won’t want to miss. Stepping stones lead visitors into the mouth of the cave which is more than impressive just because of its sheer size. Pricing includes both tours, entrance fee, guide, equipment and round-trip transfer between CJV and tour site. Price: US$107.00.
Mayan Site is located in western Belize, about 80 miles west of Belize City. In the Mayan language, Xunantunich means “Maiden of Rock”. A visit to Xunantunich is a splendid complement for a zip lining and/or jungle swing tour. Pricing includes round trip transfer, guide & entrance fee. Price: US$90.00
Barton Creek Cave
Barton Creek Cave: Barton Creek is a large river cave possibly over 4.5 miles long. The cave consists of giant passages covered with numerous large speleothems over a navigable river. These features of the cave have made it a popular tourist destination. Pricing includes entrance fee, guide, equipment and round trip transfer between CJV and tour site. Price: US$90.00
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Actun Tunichil Muknal: The Mayan ruins of Actun Tunichil Muknal are located on the Western Highway in The Cayo District. In the Mayan language, the name means Cave of the Stone Sepulcher. After gearing up with professional cave helmets, lights and waterproof bags, you will venture into the cave to explore the underworld of the Maya. At the entrance to the cave, you will have a short swim through crystal clear cave water, into passages filled with cave formations. Pricing includes round trip transfer, guide, and entrance fees. Price: US$170.00. This tour requires 4 days’ notice for booking.
Cave tubing: Combine cave tubing and cave exploration in exploring this incredible river cave system. Ancient Maya ceremonial centers, pottery, artifacts, altars, obsidian blood-letting blades, jade and the footprints of the Shaman and priests dated to 400 A.D. are still seen. Imagine the experience as you float through a cathedral and the lights are turned off leaving one with the sensation of floating in timelessness. Price: US$99.00. This tour requires 4 days’ notice for booking.
Tikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of Northern Guatemala. It is located about 50 miles northwest of the border between Belize and Guatemala. Possibly dating to the 1st century A.D., Tikal flourished between 200 and 850 A.D. andwas later abandoned. Contact us for pricing for day and overnight options.